• TheOverclocker Issue 44

    It’s here, Issue 44 of TheOverclocker. Lean and mean, I cover Intel’s core i7 8086K, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Ryzen 2700X OC) all LN2 cooled and all ROG powered. Computex gets a some minor coverage as well (hey there’s only one of me) and I take the GALAX…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 43

    Issue 43 of TheOverclocker has arrived. We match the two fastest INTEL CPUs with two of the best boards on the market and freeze it all for some great LN2 action. The ASUS APEX boards are pretty much peerless and we overclock the Core i9 7980XE anx 8700K to…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 42

    Issue 42 of TheOverclocker is here. A little different, a little better. LN2 action from start to end just the way it should be. These aren’t reviews, but perspectives, opinions and experiences with some of the best hardware money can buy. We froze it all and overclocked it all.…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 41

    Issue 41 is finally here. It’s taken forever (4 months literally), but it’s finally cooked and ready. Two of the best AM4 boards around, one for XOC and one for Gaming enthusiasts, we look at the AORUS GTX 1080 TI Xtreme Edition, the CORSAIR K95 Platinum and most of…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 40

    Issue 40, the first of 2017 is here. Featuring CORSAIR’s finest SPECIAL EDITION Dominator Platinum DDR4 kit, ASUS reaches the zenith of overclocking motherboards with the MAXIMUS IX APEX and GIGABYTE releases a sleeper hit with the GAMING 8. All this and more. Stay tuned for a special insert…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 39

    Issue 39 is here, with an interview with the host of one of the best hardware and overclocking channel on YouTube, BuildZoid. We look at the most powerful desktop CPU ever – the Intel Core i7 6950X, Barkskin takes a look at the 2016 Doom reboot and the we…

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It’s here, Issue 44 of TheOverclocker. Lean and mean, I cover Intel’s core i7 8086K, the ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Ryzen 2700X OC) all LN2 cooled and all ROG powered. Computex gets a some minor coverage as well (hey there’s only one of me) and I take the GALAX HOF DDR4 through it’s paces.

 

Be it by coincidence or a deliberate effort on Corsair’s end, the hydro AIO cooling solutions have become the default or go-to performance cooler for DIY gaming builds.

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Cooler Master peripherals, as with most of their products in the last two year or so, have made great strides. From high end offerings to the more affordable options, Cooler Master seems to be able to cater to all price segments in a way that few if any other peripherals vendor can. Making high end peripherals isn’t easy but it is simpler than dealing with the more budget offerings of the price sensitive market. Cooler Master seems to have pulled it off or at least come to a winning formula with surprisingly great products at an alarmingly low price. The Cooler Master CK550 RGB is testament to this and it’s not difficult to see why.

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COUGAR announces today the launch of its new compact-format case Conquer Essence. Unique in its premium approach to compact cases, Conquer Essence keeps all the design elements that made Conquer one of the great successes of 2017 and gives them a new life in a compact format. This approach is unique in that it delivers advanced design features in a Micro ATX / Mini ITX case. This new case will start retailing with an MSRP of 229 USD during late July in the US, with launches in the rest of the world following soon afterwards.

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FREMONT, CA, May 10th, 2018 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of its largest, most feature-rich PC case ever – the Obsidian Series 1000D. Building on the CORSAIR Concept Slate prototype that captured the imagination of PC enthusiasts, the Obsidian 1000D is the result of over two years of development and design to create the ultimate super-tower case. Clean exterior lines brushed aluminium details and four smoked tempered glass panels give the 1000D the iconic styling and superior build-quality enthusiasts have come to expect from the CORSAIR Obsidian Series.

Both a full E-ATX and Mini-ITX system can be installed simultaneously, cooled by 13 cooling fan mounts, powered by two PSUs (SFX and ATX) and equipped with 11 storage drives. Created to house the world’s most epic PC builds, the 1000D is the ultimate super-tower PC case.

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Cooler Master, an award-winning computer hardware manufacturing company, today announced a new line of TUF Gaming branded products in collaboration with ASUS’ TUF Gaming initiative. TUF Gaming is a product series of ASUS focused on gaming products that are durable and reliable. The TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaborative effort between ASUS, Cooler Master, and other brands to create a line of products for an aesthetically cohesive gaming PC. Cooler Master plays an integral role in this collaboration by providing TUF Gaming Alliance chassis, cooling, and power supply options.

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JOHANNESBURG, APRIL 20, 2018 – Cooler Master, a global leader in manufacturing CPU coolers, computer components and peripherals, is thrilled to announce that this year the German Red Dot Design Awards recognized two of our products. The MasterLiquid ML240R RGB and MasterAir MA410M were both honored with this prestigious award.

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Taipei, Taiwan (19 April 2018) – G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the release of new Trident Z RGB and Sniper X series specifications launching in conjunction with the release of the AMD Ryzen 2000 series processors and the X470 platform. Kit specifications starting from DDR4-3200MHz CL16-18-18-38 16GB (2x8GB) to DDR4-3600MHz 18-22-22-42 16GB (2x8GB), these new specifications push the boundaries of AMD system performance to the next level.

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FREMONT, CA, April 10th, 2018 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the immediate availability of its new DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition CONTRAST DDR4 memory. Finished in an elegant high-contrast design of pearlescent white and high-gloss black, DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition CONTRAST truly stands out, accented by an integrated white LED top bar. Combining the clean, iconic lines of DOMINATOR PLATINUM with a crisp monochrome look and individually numbered for exclusivity, DOMINATOR PLATINUM Special Edition CONTRAST offers a premium level of PC personalization that’s unlike any other.

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New Unified Software Interface Launches in Early Access Alongside Far Cry 5

FREMONT, CA, March 27nd, 2018 – CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the early access launch of its new unified software, iCUE. Bringing together the full range of CORSAIR products into a single intuitive interface, iCUE powers everything from CORSAIR keyboards, mice and headsets to fans, coolers and PSUs.

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